Natural Gas

Project Profile

  • Natural Gas Construction

    • Overview

      Natural Gas System Upgrades

      Sometimes you will see us in your neighbourhood or within the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC) completing work to upgrade the natural gas system. This work can be messy and kind of loud, but once we are done we will put things back the way found them.

      When we are working in your area it could be part of our Steel Mains Replacement (SMR) project in Edmonton and Calgary, our Plastic Mains Replacement (PMR) project in rural areas, or sometimes we are helping other major projects and moving our lines out of the way. If by chance you do see us working near the ring road (also known as the TUC), we are likely out doing some work on the Urban Pipeline Replacement (UPR) Program.

      In most cases if you see our workers or contractors they are probably replacing old distribution lines with new pipelines for continued safe and reliable service for you the customer.

      How does this affect you?

      If you are going to be impacted by one of our projects, you will be contacted before any work takes place on your property by mail or by phone. ATCO representatives will meet with you to discuss specific impacts. To ensure you have proper notice of the work that will take place ATCO will notify all impacted homeowners prior to any construction activity or service interruptions.

      A few things that may happen if we are doing construction near your home or business:

      • Potential lane, road, alley or pathway closures
      • Increased traffic and construction noise
      • Excavation on your property near the gas meter and along boulevard to connect homes to the natural gas system
      • Temporary interruptions to your service, this will be arranged in advance with all residents
      • Increase in dust from construction

      To help ensure public safety, all our excavations that are open and accessible to the public will be supervised or fenced. We still ask that you please be aware of hazards and avoid excavation sites — especially keeping children and pets at a safe distance.

      If you have any questions

    • Calgary

      The projects listed below are active or soon to be active and will have direct impacts on customers. We will update this page as projects are about to start or when changes are required. 

      Northwest Calgary Connector

       

      Construction Timeline: October 2021

      Location: Along NW section of Stony Trail (in the TUC), then North along 85 Street NW from Scenic Bow Road to Township Road 261A

      Project: UPR

      Phase: Construction

      Calgary Downtown - 8 Avenue and 5 Street SW

       

      Construction Timeline: Summer 2021

      Location: 8 Avenue SW to 9 Avenue SW and 4 to 5 Street SW

      Project: SMR

      Phase: Planning

      Glenbrook

       

      Construction Timeline: Summer 2021

      Location: 26 Avenue SW to 28 Avenue SW and Glenpark Crescent SW 

      Project: SMR

      Phase: Planning

    • Edmonton

      The projects listed below are active or soon to be active and will have direct impacts on customers. We will update this page as projects are about to start or when changes are required. 

      Baturyn Phase 2 and 3

       

      Construction Timeline: Postponed

      Location: 172 Avenue to 174 Avenue, and from 100 Street to 112 Street
      From Castle Downs Road to 172 Avenue, and from 100 Street to 112 Street

      Project: SMR

      Phase: Postponed until further notice

      Columbia Avenue

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring 2021

      Location: 105 Avenue from 110 to 116 Street

      Project: Line Relocation

      Phase: Construction

      North Glenora

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring - Summer 2021

      Location: From 109A Avenue to 111 Avenue, and from Groat Road to 142 Street

      Project: SMR

      Phase: Postponed until further notice

      West LRT - 87 Avenue East relocations

       

      Construction Timeline: Summer - Fall 2021

      Location: 87 Avenue from Meadowlark Road to 170 Street

      Project: Line Relocation

      Phase: Planning

      West LRT - 87 Avenue West relocations

       

      Construction Timeline: Fall 2021

      Location: 87 Avenue from 182 to 189 Street

      Project: Line Relocation

      Phase: Planning

      Alberta Industrial SMR

       

      Construction Timeline: Summer 2021

      Location: 116 Avenue from 156 to 158 Street

      Project: SMR

      Phase: Planning

      Lorelei SMR

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring 2021

      Location: From Castle Downs Road to Beaumaris Road, from 100 to 114 Street

      Project: SMR

      Phase: Construction

      Whyte Avenue and 85 Street replacement

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring 2021

      Location: Whyte Avenue and 85 Street

      Project: Distribution Improvement

      Phase: Construction

      Terwillegar Abandonment

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring 2021

      Location: North 23 Avenue, Rabbit Hill Road and Riverbend Road

      Project: Distribution Improvement

      Phase: Construction

      98 street 83 to 87 avenue

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring 2021

      Location: 98 Street from 83 to 85 Avenue and 98 Street from 87 to 92 Avenue

      Project: Distribution Improvement

      Phase: Complete/Reclamation (98 Street from 83 to 85 Avenue). Planning (98 Street from 87 to 92 Avenue)

      Highlands

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring 2021

      Location: 65 Street and 111 Avenue

      Project: Distribution Improvement

      Phase: Complete/Reclamation

      Industrial Heights (Yellowhead Trail)

       

      Construction Timeline: Spring 2021

      Location: Yellowhead Trail - 126 Avenue, 52 to 57 Street

      Project: Distribution Improvement

      Phase: Construction

      Yellowhead Trail West

       

      Construction Timeline: Phase 1: Spring 2021. Phase 2 and 3: Fall 2021

      Location: Phase 1: Yellowhead Trail - St. Albert Trail to 144 Street. Phase 2: Yellowhead Trail - 149 to 156 Street. Phase 3: Yellowhead Trail - 149 Street to St. Albert Trail.

      Project: Distribution Improvement

      Phase: Phase 1: Construction. Phase 2 and 3: Planning

    • Other

      The projects listed below are active or soon to be active and will have direct impacts on customers. We will update this page as projects are about to start or when changes are required. 

      Consort

       

      Construction Timeline: Partially completed. Remaining area is postponed until further notice.

      Location: From Railway Avenue to O'Donnell Avenue, and from Albert Street to west village boundary

      Project: SMR

      Phase: Construction